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FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. but, the "new york post" is now reporting that eric bosswell has not resigned and all four of those stated department employees are still on the state department's payroll. >> just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that they can continue to fool the american public, pathetic. >> reporter: we've reached out to the state department for further comment but they have not yet denied or clarified any of this. jon? jon: hillary clinton obviously runs the state department. she is on her way out. john kerry, the nominee to replace her. is this going to affect his confirmation hearings at all? >> reporter: jon, the state department says at their end they're trying to keep things as smooth as possible. >> secretary clinton as you heard her say before has pledged to have a smooth transition with he
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
about what you put into your gas tank. let's get up to speed, back the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. economic data on the service industry. nicole: looking good, lori and melissa. up 125 points. after two days of selling we are seeing some market action to the upside. we are above the 13,000 mark, well above that. 13,076. the nasdaq squeezing it out. concern for apple, but financials are doing well. let's take a look at the group. laying off 11,000 workers, that is the plan. a new ceo in place and he wants to make his mark. up 6.5%. it is under pressure, nowhere near $700 for the all-time high in september. the latest findings other actually going to use the market share for the ipad to the android in some microsoft folks, they're facing intense competition. with the findings you see stocks down 4%. back to you. melissa: interesting. lori: thank you. melissa: a battle for a deal inn the fiscal cliff continues, democrats cannot seem to find a compromise on top earners. rich edson is back in the white house with more. >> president obama said look, if rep
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain facing a good portion of the u.s. for today. now it is early in the winter season, but as we mentioned, more than half of the country, as far south as louisiana, have some white on the ground. so we're going to see more snow where that came from. i want to take you live to washington, d.c., where the rain is changin
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
with the list of best value cars. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange and ready to ride. good morning. >> good morning. >> which car came out on top this year? >> the top spot this year goes to, drum roll, please, drrrr -- there you go, the toyota prius. this is what "consumer reports" found. it divided the lils st of the b value cars by type of vehicle. the prius came out not just on top in the small hatchback category but also as the best value among all 2013 model year cars. to figure out these rankings, the magazine takes into account how much it costs to own one, how the car performs, how reliable it is and "consumer reports" estimates a prius costs 49 cents a mile to own and if you've got kids the camry hybrid, that topped the family sedan category. "consumer reports" says it's not just comfortable and roomy, it also gets 38 miles per gallon and looking for something sexier the lexus rx350 is the best value large or luxury suv and despite the fact it's a little lackluster in how it drives, it did, however, victor, do pretty well in the magazines performance tests. >> some good n
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
in close touch and follow this. thank you. >>> in new york, police have a woman in custody in connection with a case of the man pushed to his death from a subway platform in that city. police had targeted a woman who looked like this police sketch, a heavy set woman in her 20s caught on a security camera running away after that attack on thursday. david aristo is live in new york with the latest developments on this, and pretty quick work here, wasn't it? >> seems to be. they have this woman in custody right now because that she had implicated herself, the statement we got from chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
cliff negotiations. i am joined by congressman peter king from new york who is involved. congressman, great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> happy holidays. >> happy birthday. >> have i to ask you, what are you doing home when we are approaching the fiscal cliff? >> probably not. once the deal broke on thursday night, the president and the speaker and the majority leader and the senate thought it was best to step back and now try to work out an arrangement. i have no problem being there. >> were you in support the plan b? >> i was. it was not a perfect plan, but considering the alternative, basically what john boehner was saying was no taxes would raise on anyone who had under $1 million. he was setting a million dollar threshold. the president was 250 or 400,000. i thought john boehner's hand was better and would strengthen in the negotiations. i think too many people in the conference were afraid would be seen as voting to increase taxes, but for not voting on the tax on over there for over a monthly they are allowing the tax on everyone over 2 thift,000 to go up. >> ?ar m
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
on facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get back to that new york times story. first, some other headlines on the domestic front. here is the "washington times." also, sticking with the senate, the baltimore sun reporting this headline -- in politics, here is the denver post -- open phones before the first 30 minutes. we have a short show because the house is coming in at 9:00. steve in gaithersburg, maryland, a republican caller. caller: host: when did the republican party become the party that restricts poor? i understand the tax cut for the rich is important to some people, but i feel the good thing would be unlimited in of government at the federal level. that has nothing to do with this. that would be more on the spending cuts. host: what do you make of the back a plan being reported by the new york times saying if we cannot come to some sort of deal, we should just passed tax cuts for the middle class americans and then fight later on for spending cuts and increasing taxes for the wealthy? caller: the tax cut for the general population is great. that would be good for stimulating the
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
breaking news. secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york hospital this morning, being treated for a blood clot. her spokesman says it stems from her recent concussion. we'll have a live report from the hospital. >>> last chance. the nation now just hours from going over the fiscal cliff after lawmakers fail to reach a deal over the weekend. could a last-minute push from vice president joe biden get something done before your taxes go up? >>> and oh, baby. kanye wecakanye west surprises y announcing his girlfriend, kim kardashian, is pregnant with their first child. how her family is reacting to the news "today," monday, december 31st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a very busy monday morning. i'm willie geist. >> and i'm erica hill. matt and savannah have the morning off. >>> we'll have the latest on secretary of state clinton's condition in a live report straight ahead. it is the last day of 2012. >> you and i are both in the same situation with
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york hospital for a treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion several weeks ago. she was last seen december 7th after an overseas trip. on december 9th, she canceled a trip with her spokesman saying, she was under the weather. later it was revealed she had fainted from dehydration due to a severe stomach virus and suffered a concussion. abc news learned that in addition to being on an i.v. drip, she was treated by to teams of doctors, underwent a series of tests, and was experiencing headaches and dizziness. since that time, the state department said she was
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> i'm just scared. he's my youngest son. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you have to feel for that mom. let's hope this ends okay. let's go to josh. >> let's hope so, indeed. >>> we're going to turn to a video we cannot get enough of. we showed you this memorable wrestling match yesterday. the middle schoolers teaching us all life lessons. "good morning america" salutes you both, jared stevens and justin kievit. at first glance, this may look like an ordinary wrestling match between two seven graders. with one boy defeating the other. but on this day, both of these 12-year-olds left the mat as victors. and to call this extraordinary doesn't even begin to describe it. take a closer look. you see, jared stevens has cerebral palsy. but he doesn't let that stop him. he wants to wrestle. >> he asked coach if he could get on the mat. that's when we asked the coach, you know, what do we have to do to make that happen? >> reporter: he started practicing. and then -- >> the next logical question for somebody who's practicing with a wrestling team, hey, coach, i want to get
Current
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
of cigarette. right. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. sara in new york. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sara. [no audio] >> caller: you know the republicans that voted down the treaty for the disabilities act? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i don't understand how it -- it hurt my stomach when i heard this last night. i was actually watching it on tv. and my father's disabled. he had polio when he was a child. he has to wear braces and stuff but now the republicans that voted this down, how do you get that out there? i mean actually -- i know not everybody watches the senate house. >> stephanie: sara, i think it is out there. because in this day and age we're in such a 24 hour news cycle with visual images, i think the visual image of bob dole in his wheelchair and elder statesman above the republican party going to the senate floor after he was in the hospital last week and they still vote it down is -- i think that's why it is also just so -- >> i couldn't believe they did that. >> stephanie: at chr
NBC
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
-11. the unbelievable turn around 3. new york, carmelo anthony would get into the act. he drives baseline, good. too much be bryant in this one. the jump shot in the lane. he had 34 points today. the lakers win, topping york in los angeles, 100-94. darren williams and the nets hosting the celtics. the second quarter, kevin garnett with the block the other way to paul pierce. jeff corrine, finishes 32-29. williams with the big basket. he found lopez underneath the basket. too much boston today. the pass and dribbling to jared, finishes. the celtics go on to crush brooklyn. >> it is fun and christmas. >> a lot of games today. >> tony is next with a look at the forecast. >> another winter blast could be headed toward maryland. what shoppers need to know. it may not be a pleasant new year to avoid the fiscal cliff. some of the implications that could affect your wallet. those stories and >> i believe you said you are keeping your eye on a snowy vent your yid -- snow event. >> tomorrow, i think, we might have a little bit of slipping and sliding in the morning. there could be some freezing rain. this wil
Current
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
. there are nine states which allow recognized same-sex marriage, massachusetts, iowa, vermont, new york, connecticut, new hampshire. i think hawaii is on that list too. one, two, three, four, five. and the district of columbia plus the state of this year just added, maryland and washington plus, remember the president of the united states himself, who used to be on the fence on this issue has now come out and said he full ly sports same-sex marriage. the obama administration has refused to defend the defense of marriage act. john boehner and eric cantor are still doing it, but the administration is not. the department of justice is not. they said they don't believe in the defense of marriage act any more and they wereare not going to defend it and they hope congress over turns it. george will said here is one of the reasons why politically it has changed. >> they can say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quite literally, the opposition to day garianingmarriage is dying. it's old people. >> it's old people.
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
-- i believe it was up to new york to meet with donors. i would expect you'll see more of that in terms of his conversations with donors and other influentials within the party and i'm sure he's going about the process of counting volts. you have j.c. watts, kind of former congressman, out there kind of seemingly testing the walters. i think the pressure is certainly on chairman priebus. i think he's got to go and make a case for a vision for the party. one of the things that i give my former boss, howard dean, former vermont governor chairman of the party credit for is he came in as chairman and said here's my vision for how he we organize our party from the grassroots up. itch heard that kind of talk from priebus. that's the kind-vision i think you need to hear. >> karen finney, senator katon dawson, a big thanks to both of you on this saturday afternoon. katon, if it happens we expect you to come back on and announce it on this air. have a great saturday. ten seconds. go. ten seconds. go. >> the rnc race, that's one i've been in before. rens priebus is a friend. he's got it. that's a
Current
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
this legislation! one final point, "new york times" reporting this morning the average wage in right to work states for average worker, $57,732. in states without right to work, in other words, in all of the rest of the states which allow unions to organize and don't allow people to free load, the average wage is $65,567. i mean -- there's no doubt about it. right to work states, lower wages, worse working conditions, higher poverty rate. >> how do people keep voting the politicians in? they give them -- worst quality of life. >> bill: because they lie. rick schneider lied. he said he didn't want this and he wouldn't sign it and he reversed on friday. larry is calling from york pennsylvania. what do you say, larry? >> caller: you stole my under thunder. you have this in wisconsin. you have a little bit in ohio. but thankfully they were smart enough to figure out what was going on. you know, they keep voting these clowns in and their playbook is the same. they know what the republicans are about. they know what they're
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
was very important to all of you. thank you. >> thank you. >> we'll take a turn and go back to new york now and get a check of the weather from al. >>> savannah, thank you very much. we've got to talk about out to the west as the jet stream takes a bit of a dip. in the east and southeast, temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees above normal as you look at what we are expecting for the day today. we've got highs in the 70s and 80s from texas, gulf coast to the southeast. 50s and 60s in the midatlantic. 40s in the pacific northwest. teens and 20s in the plains. we have a mess in the pacific northwest today. risk of strong storms in the southeast. wet up and down the seaboard. fog in washington, d.c. and snow in new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we have fog in the region now. in fact visibilities are down to a quarter mile or less mainly in the rural areas. breaks in the clouds to the west with temperatures in the 30s. closer to washington in the mid and upper 40s. holding steady in the mid and upper 40s for a couple of ho
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle light vigil in iowa on wednesday. hunters discovered two bodies that are believed to be the missing cousins, 11-year-old lyric cook and 9-year-old elizabeth collins. the girls last seen in july, disappeared while riding their bikes. >>> computer software mogul john mcafee arrested in guatemala city for entering the country illegally. he said he had been seeking asylum there after fleeing belize where he is a person of interest in the shooting death of his neighbor. >>> music legend dave brubeck is being remembered today for bringing jazz to the people. he died just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. perhaps best known for his ground
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
the "new york times," this is what they write where they stand in their progress right now. and there is a disagreement about stimulus funding and whether or not that is included in some overall deal. we will talk more about this from a democrat from pennsylvania coming up here on the "washington journal" later on the program. but i want to stick to our topic here this morning. role of federal state governments and mental health. we'll go to an independent caller from pennsylvania. caller, what's your name? caller: hello? host: hi. what's your name, caller? caller: yes. the role of the government in mental health, i believe, should be stepped up and i think it's directly related to the health care industry in particular. the obama care or whatever type of health program is needed because as someone said earlier, most people do not have enough financial weather withtoll be able to assist people that they know maybe in their family or in their neighbors or the communities to help them. and i'm amazed how when we hear about an event like this, people are amazed that so much vi
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
ago. this is 15 mets. >> ok. thank you for coming. the senators from york and new jersey are elated with the open discussion allowing for amendments and most importantly the strong bipartisan support for a bill that will give relief from of the storm sandy. we are urging -- we will talk about that more a in a minute at -- we are urging the house to put this on the floor quickly and allow a vote. we are asking speaker banner -- we're asking speaker john maynard to a lull a vote. it would be unconscionable for them to leave without voting on a sandy. the strong bipartisan support read got 12 votes from the republicans. the fact a fair three democrats who could not be here were here, we would have 64 votes on this bill and we spoke of 16. with the three absences, we show how important this bill was. the strong bipartisan vote gives impetus to the bill and says to speaker john boehner, this bill has bipartisan support not only in the senate but the house. do not ignore the needs of the new yorkers, new jersey knights and others who have suffered. we have a desperate situation in new yor
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
for us. in the spring we experienced late freezes in michigan and new york and pennsylvania that wiped out fruit crops. a lot of small family farms, farms in northern michigan wiped out. in my home state late freezes in the spring caused cherry producers to lose practically their entire crop right off the bat. it warmed up, the buds came out, then they had a deep freeze; killed everything. our growers produce 75% of the u.s. supply of cherries. that's around 270 million pounds. and the cherry producers experienced 98% loss. now in our amendment, in the disaster bill and in the farm bill, we give them some help because they spent the rest of the crop year this year having to pay to maintain the orchards and the frees, eating the costs and hoping the trees will bounce back next year and produce a crop. so they have all the costs of maintaining everything but no revenue coming in. cherry producers were also forced to fight spreading diseases like cherry leaf spot and bacterial tinker, making the trees even more costly to maintain and at risk of loss. they didn't just lose their crop this
CNN
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am PST
-store shopping. >> our new york shop is based on what our tristate customers are shopping for online. they have no idea we have been studying them online and a merchandise selection based on what's in their cart, what they're clicking through. >> and laurie joins us now from new york. it's so interesting. we're talking about smaller, smaller folks who are doing this. what about larger online stores, for example, ebay, amazon, are they doing something similar? are we going to see an amazon store? >> sure, listen, there are already rumors now that amazon is setting up shop in seattle. so unconfirmed but lots of folks saying they're looking to make that move. what they are doing, amazon has the amazon locker. so if you're going to staples or radio shack, you might start seeing these giant lockers that say amazon locker. it allows people if they get something at home at amazon, they can pick it up, they get a confirmation e-mail, a number they type in and they'll get their object there. we're seeing that happen quite a bit. google just yesterday, they bought amazon's competitor, so you know, it's c
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
friday. six adults were also murdered. jack was a big new york giants fan and noah liked to figure out how things work mechanically. >> the answers are for the victims and the people of connecticut that need to know and see if -- as to what happened. >> investigators are gathering what they call a significant evidence about adam lanza's
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
on the tracks moments before he was killed wound up in the cover of the new york post. the photo taken by a free lance photographer outraged plenty of people who think it's distasteful and they asking why he did not help. >>> the mother of an nfl football player called 911 and begged his girlfriend to stay alive while waiting for an a.m. plans. she was there when they shot his girlfriend on saturday. listen to part of the 911 call. >> -- police help me. >> they were arguing. >> and she's been shot? >> yes. >> is she awake? [ indiscernible ] >> can you 47 me? -- help me? stay with me. >> perkins died a short time later. belcher drove to arrowhead stadium and shot himself to death in front of the coach and the team's general manager. >>> the father of a girl with leukemia taken out of an arizona hospital now said his daughter is doing well and being treated in mexico the surveillance video shows the cancer-stricken girl being walked out of the hospital by her mother on wednesday. the police have been searching for her since. the authorities say the girl received a month of chemotherapy there and w
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
, philadelphia, new york city, boston, the most congested corridor in the united states of america, that is the only 600 miles that we really own. we another small stretches around the commuter -- all the rest of amtrak service, over 20,000 miles of private freight rail. i see the main rail people in the audience and they have concerns too about using theirs and not having dedicated them and we need to address that issue as we move forward. final point is northeast quarter is where we should be putting the focus. give the administration credit for at least taking the money that has been turned back dedicating so that to the northeast quarter but we are doing it in a piecemeal, half baked fashion. the northeast corridor, every state, every major area can benefit by bringing high-speed rail to the northeast corridor. 70% of our air traffic delays emanate from the northeast corridor even when we have next-generation air traffic control, move planes faster and closer together with doubling of air-traffic, all of the other restrictions we have in that corridor, you must have high-speed
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
here in new york city celebrating christmas time. what's your favorite store? >> the apple store. >> are you bidding your christmas list? >> yes. >> mom? >> yes. >> just take notes. early christmas gift for some people in the middle of the country if you like it warm. we are looking at temperatures about 20 degrees above average, and actually, going to possibly break some records later on this afternoon with highs today topping out in the 80s for the meteorogical >>> good morning from the bay area weather center. we have the jet stream positioned over the bay area. more rain is on the way. we see a little bit of light action towards oakland and hayward and half moon bay through the santa cruz mountains. all of this moved off quickly and making way for the next system due it arrive tomorrow wr'ches and possibly to six in the mountains before we dry out on monday morning. >> faen you want more information on the heat or that rain, you can always check out your latest forecast at weather.com. lester, erica? >>> still ahead, case dismissed. the u.s. open ref who walked into a courtro
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
sides plan to meet in new york tomorrow. >> tonight the warriors play their final game of the year when they host the boston celtics. the warriors are now 20-10 with their win last night. this is the first time they have had 20 wins before new year's day since 1980. david lee finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, their first game will be on wednesday against the hottest team in the nba, the clippers. >> should be a good one. the healthiest places for men to live. . >> morning showers are tapering off leaving us a dry, cool afternoon. i will have the numbers for you coming up. . >>> highway one is back open this morning after a rock slide closed the highway for almost a week. a emergency contractor was called into repair a 60-foot section of the highway. officials are urging drivers to use caution when traveling because of rough pavement and loose gravel. >> i'm thinking about taking a jog today. >> jog? >> i tonight do it often. more of a hiker, kind of a walker. if i go out, bring the jacket i guess. >> i like it to be a little warmer. >> yeah. you know some like it cool when
FOX
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
reinforced the united states commitment to prevent the spread of aids and help end the pandemic. in new york. >> hundreds had to be evacuated after a train derailed on a new jersey bridge. the accident caused more than 12,000-gallons of chemicals to spill into a creek. 71 were treated for breathing problems and eye irritation. officials say the air is being monitored no longer poses a health risk. >> i have been told by the officials that are on scene with the railroad that there is still some product in that car that was breached that still needs to be removed. >> officials also say booms have been put in the creek to contain the chemicals. >> a controversial law that bans convicted sex offenders beaches and parks is being challenged by a panel of judges. they are asking the state court of appeals to review the measure after it overturned the conviction of a sex offender caught attending a party at a county park. the judged note that restrictions are up for the state legislature. >> the president facing mounting pressure to make a decision on whether to approve the keystone pipeline. s
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
on september 8, 2001 new york sacramento, california. -- in sacramento, california. >> my name is paul mauser, i'm the father of paul maus -- of daniel mauser who was killed in the massacre at columbine high school. >> my name is paul wilson. my beautiful wife christy lyn wilson, 26 years, was cowardly shot and killed in california, onth 12, 2011. -- october 12, 2011. >> i'm andre, i am father of bear. my son miraculously survived the shooting, he was in the line of fire. i am here not to represent the entire town, i am here just on my own accord. >> obviously the town that andre is talking about is newtown, connecticut. before we begin, is there anybody else here who has a story they want to share? i also come to this issue through personal experience. my younger brother was shot in a shooting that happened on the observation deck of the empire state building and i have some prepared remarks here but before i begin them, i just want to point out today there will be 32 more families that know the pain and horror that you just heard here today. we pay a lot of attention, and appropriately so,
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
in the record a "new york times" op-ed by special counsel carolyn lerner. in her op-ed, special counsel lerner wrote, and i quote, "increasingly the act is being used and a political weapon to disqualify otherwise well qualified candidates even when there is no indication of wrongdoing." this bill will fix that. thank you, mr. speaker. the hatch act modernization act also creates a range of penalties for hatch act violations. currently, the only available penalty for violation of the hatch act, no matter how moderate the violation, is termination unless the merit systems protection board votes unanimously to impose a lesser penalty. under this legislation, the board will have the ability to impose a punishment that fits the crime. this legislation also ensures that the district of columbia employees are treated similarly to state and local government employees rather than as federal employees. the hatch act modernization act makes reforms that are much needed, that are bipartisan, noncontroversial and widely supported. i urge my colleagues to support the bill and send it to the president for a
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